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most prestigious accolades.
Auburn has been
ranked in the
top 50 public
years by U.S. News
& World Report.
Auburn the top
university in the
state of Alabama.
Kiplinger's listed Auburn as one of the top "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for 2016.
Included in The Princeton Review's "Best 381 Colleges," 2017 edition.
Ranked in the top third of Forbes' 2016 list of America's best colleges.
Ranked the top public university in Alabama and #53 nationally by The Business Journals
Named a 2017 Military Friendly® university
by Victory Media, as an institution recognized
for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting
and supporting post-military students.
In 2016, TheBestSchools.org
ranked Auburn #1
in the state of Alabama
in "The 100 Best
U.S. Colleges and Universities by State."
Forbes named Auburn
the top university in
the state of Alabama.
Auburn ranked 8th in public colleges with high student satisfaction by BestColleges.com, 2016.
Auburn is among
a distinctive body
designated as land-,
sea-, and space-grant universities.
The Princeton Review ranked Auburn #4 in "Colleges with the Happiest Students."
Auburn #1 as the 2017 Best Value College in Alabama.
Auburn College of Sciences and Mathematics students are consistently accepted to medical school at a rate that is more than 30% higher than the national average. Additionally, with rare exception, acceptance rates to optometry and dental schools are at 100% every year.
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The College of Agriculture
prepares students for one of the most high-demand, high-skill industries in the country, posting
job placement rates near 100% in several departments.
The college offers 11 majors and 10 minors that prepare students not only to help sustain the quality and supply of food and fiber people rely on for their most basic needs, but also to address issues such as natural resources conservation, environmental protection, local and global economic development, and ultimately, improvements in the health, quality of life, and well-being of humankind and the planet. The college’s academic programs have an exceptional record of preparing students for graduate school, veterinary medicine, law, medical, and other professional schools. In addition, its graduates are in high demand for jobs in agribusiness, natural resource management, business, research, academia, and government.
Seniors majoring in horticulture have an average of three to five solid, career-track job offers by the time they graduate. Poultry science graduates have an average of three to four offers, and food science graduates have one to two offers.For the 2015-16 academic year, more than 24% of undergraduates in the College of Agriculture received at least one scholarship through the college’s strong scholarship program. The college awarded 463 individual scholarships totaling more than $805,000 to 274 students.The college’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences is ranked as #1 in the world because of its current and past work in more than 100 countries and its 1,400-acre research and teaching facility near the Auburn campus dedicated to fresh and saltwater research.Internships with prestigious entities such as Disney World, Augusta National, Monsanto, Biltmore Estate, Tyson Foods, Fenway Park, and Nestlé give students invaluable real-world experience in their chosen fields.
Biosystems engineering undergraduate enrollment has doubled in the past five years, and the proportion of female students has grown steadily to its current 40% of undergraduate enrollment. The program emphasizes engineering applications in biological systems and the environment.
Ranked in the top 25% of
Colleges of Education by
U.S. News & World Report
College of Education alumni total more than 30,000 graduates who reside in all 50 states and in 36 countries.Teacher Education and related programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Rehabilitation and Disability Studies is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).The college offers short-term, service-learning excursions and semester-long teacher education internships to more than 15 countries and on every continent except Antarctica.
U.S. News & World Report
ranked Auburn's College of
Veterinary Medicine #14 in its
annual list of "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2016.
Students pass the National Licensing Exam on initial attempts at significantly higher rates than their peers.More than 90% of enrolled students earn bachelor’s or master's degrees before being accepted. In the last year, students received more than $700,000 in scholarships.The on-site teaching hospital houses 19 specialty services from cardiology to emergency/critical care.Auburn is one of the few veterinary programs in the U.S. with access to 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla MRI facilities for use in research and special clinical cases.Canine Performance Sciences partners with the AMK9 Academy to produce the industry-leading Vapor Wake® detector dog, a technology developed at Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine.
The School of Communication and Journalism in the College of Liberal Arts is listed among the top 30 journalism programs in the country, according to an annual survey by NewsPro–RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association).
The Harrison School of Pharmacy
is ranked among the top 20% of pharmacy schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
School of Nursing students
routinely perform well on
the licensure exam, with a
100% pass rate in 2015.
98% of our responding alumni highly rated their decision to attend Auburn.
Auburn was named 7th in the Profascinate.com list of Top 10 Most Beautiful Campuses.
The city of Auburn was named #12 Best Small College Town in the U.S by College Values Online.
Men's Health ranked Auburn's Recreation and Wellness Center #7 in the country. The center was also ranked the 3rd most luxurious student recreation center by collegerank.net.
The center's group fitness program has between 120 and 150 classes a week, ranging from meditation to gravity intervals.
The 240,000-square-foot facility houses the nation’s longest indoor running track.
Among the facility's more unique features are a five-story rock climbing wall, a 45-person tiger paw-shaped hot tub, and
a PGA golf simulator.
Auburn has more than 450 organizations and clubs to get involved with!
The 27,287 students that make up Auburn's student body, represent all 50 states as well as more than 91 countries.
Located a short walk from The Hill dorms, the Davis Arboretum is home to more than 650 species of plants native to the southeastern United States.
The arboretum was named in the list of the 30 most beautiful college arboretums by CollegeRank.net.
Auburn University was the first, and only, university in Alabama to be recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Auburn ranked among the top third of universities for providing a supportive campus environment in the National Survey of Student Engagement.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies offers free tutoring, supplemental instruction, and academic coaching. Academic Support is located in the RBD Library.
Only university in the state to be included in The Princeton Review's Guide to 361 Green Colleges.
Auburn has been awarded the 2016 Tree Campus USA® designation by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Tiger Transit operates 20 transit routes, which run throughout town and campus and include on-campus night transit.
With more than 184,000 square feet, the Student Center provides places for students to congregate, eat, and study. Last year, nearly 2 million people visited the Student Center while they were on campus.
Auburn University's campus spans a total of 1,843 acres. Campus includes 92 major academic buildings plus one campus in Ariccia, Italy.
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The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classifies Auburn as a research
university with high activity.
Auburn was designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, or APLU, and received special recognition for its excellence in community, social, and cultural development work.
Cancer research is a top focus of the College of Veterinary Medicine, one of the few veterinary colleges in the country with an on-campus linear accelerator, MRI, and CT-scan.
The MRI Research
Center leverages the university's existing expertise in engineering, sciences, and veterinary medicine to improve healthcare;
it houses an open-bore 3T MRI scanner for clinical and research use, and one of the first actively shielded, whole-body 7T MRI scanners in the U.S. for research use.
The Auburn Research
and Technology Foundation and the Auburn Research Park
combine research and the business community to complement the economic development and research initiatives of the university. In addition to facilitating the commercialization of university technologies and industry-university partnerships, the research park offers employment opportunities for Auburn's students and graduates.
Auburn is one of a handful of institutions in the U.S. that has been designated by the National Security Agency as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, Cyber Defense, and Information Assurance.
The College of Sciences and Mathematics' one-of-a-kind Magnet Laboratory and 6,000-pound superconducting magnet is housed in the Department of Physics.
It supports plasma physics research, allowing researchers to shape the structure of the magnetic field and, as a result, to perform potentially groundbreaking experiments.
The National Center for Asphalt Technology is a nationally recognized facility that provides leadership in research and testing for the asphalt pavement industry and serves as a clearinghouse for technical information.
Auburn is home to one of the world's leading research centers in the area of radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology.
Many retailers and grocers rely heavily on microchip RFID tags to improve on-shelf availability, detect and prevent theft, find a product's present location, verify its sell-by date, and track quantities sold.
Take a look at the growing
list of Auburn-developed technologies and research.
A specially designed belt to relieve discomfort for marching band drummers.
Vapor Wake® canine-based explosives detection.
Antimicrobial bandages to prevent spread of infection, particularly in hospitals.
Remote monitoring systems to detect threat of hay bale-based fires and prevent associated losses.An optical microscope that shows live cells in real time at ultra-high resolutions and that holds great promise in revolutionizing medical research.
A new compound to treat Alzheimer’s disease with reduced side effects.
A unique plasma blasting device that may reduce the need for more dangerous chemical explosives.Antimicrobial coatings with potential to prevent diseases from spreading on contaminated surfaces.
Bacteria-eliminating chemical technology currently marketed as a water purification process.
A device that improves the operation and safety of automobile air-bags.Asphalt that dramatically improves driving conditions.
An egg-injected avian flu vaccine.
Food safety sensors.
A popular and widely used flea pill for dogs.
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research at Auburn.
Auburn students who participate in the world-renowned Rural Studio build inspiring, innovative, and practical homes to benefit citizens of west Alabama. Work has also evolved toward community-oriented projects, which have become multi-year, multi-phase efforts spanning three counties.
Auburn's Urban Studio in downtown Birmingham gives architecture students an opportunity to pursue design in an urban setting and engage in community projects. Work includes professional seminars and studio design projects that typically focus on community development and urban planning.
Break in Ecuador
During a spring break visit to Quito, Ecuador, nursing, pharmacy, and building science students practice
skills learned in the classroom. They are helping a community that lacks adequate healthcare and develop a passion for service to others.
Engineers Without Borders
A team of students from engineering and other majors collaborated with the Auburn chapter of Engineers Without Borders to design a gravity-fed irrigation system in Quesimpuco, Bolivia. Students design, build, and install the project, improving conditions for local farmers who struggle to meet their crops' water needs because of high elevation, rough terrain, and poor access to a steady water supply.
War on Hunger
The United Nations' World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian agency, selected Auburn as its lead academic partner in the International War on Hunger campaign. The partnership has led to more than 300 higher education institutions mobilizing under the banner of Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) and university presidents joining together to commit to addressing food insecurity.
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Six NASA astronauts graduated from Auburn, as have three past directors of the Kennedy Space Center.
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Auburn alumna Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2011 for her role in The Help.
2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
A senior in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Head’s research aims to create engineered functional cardiac tissue similar to native human heart tissues and use those to determine which materials provide the best environment for tissue growth that accurately mimics the human heart.
2016 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Rankins was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship, which will be applied toward her first year of graduate study in Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. At Auburn, she wrote her honors thesis about the influence of a rider with a disability on the kinematic variables of the horse’s walk.
2016 James Madison Fellowship
A College of Education graduate, Roge has been awarded a James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellowship, which assists teachers earning a master’s degree with a focus on Constitutional studies.
2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
A junior studying chemical engineering, Kaczmarek's research involves the engineering of human cardiac tissue within a lab setting in a way that is as similar to the native heart as possible, and this research will help her model the impact of drugs on human cardiac tissue.
2016 Fulbright Scholar
An Honors College graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering, Bates was lead engineer on a sustainability study abroad trip to Fiji. He is continuing his research on sustainable clean water at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Natasha Narayanan 2016 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
A double-major student studying biochemistry and Spanish, Narayanan has conducted two undergraduate research projects. The first project worked to incorporate a chemical modification into antisense therapeutic drugs, which may lead to better treatments for genetic diseases. Her second project relates to medicinal chemistry.
1988 graduate Harold Melton is a Georgia Supreme Court Justice who served as SGA president while at Auburn.
Jim Voss, a 1972 Auburn graduate, flew five space missions for NASA and spent 163 days on board the International Space Station as part of the Expedition II Crew in 2001.
a 1982 graduate in industrial engineering,
is CEO of
Tabor earned a double bachelor’s degree in German and English literature with a double minor in psychology and community and civic engagement. She is teaching English in Austria while pursuing graduate course work in sociology.
An alumnus with a
master’s degree in public administration, a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in German, Cole is conducting research on the German response to the rise of Islamic extremism in Germany.
Gorman graduated with
a bachelor’s degree in German and a minor in communication. While at Auburn, she served as a German tutor in the athletics department. She is teaching English to middle school students in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia.
Look, an Auburn graduate with a double major in aviation management and German-international trade, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to research public transportation systems at the Technical University in Berlin.
Pollock, an Auburn graduate with a double major in English literature and Spanish, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach high school students in Germany.
Goforth, an Auburn graduate who majored in physics, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his research on complex plasma experiments at the Technical University in Munich.
Vickers, an Auburn graduate who majored in history, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English to high school and middle school students in Latvia.
ESPN named Auburn's eagle
flight SEC's best pre-game
tradition in 2016.
The Golden Eagle
Nova, who officially became War Eagle VII in 2006, is the symbol of the Auburn spirit.
He carries on the tradition of pre-game flights and has helped educate tens of thousands about raptors at his home in the Southeastern Raptor Center – part of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
The story of "War Eagle" is thought to have originated in one of two possible ways: from a Civil War tale or Native American lore.
Not only is "War Eagle" Auburn's famous battle cry,
but a universal greeting among all Auburn fans and alumni. If you are wearing your Auburn pride, don't be surprised if you hear a "War Eagle" no matter where you are!
Bleacher Report ranked Auburn #8 on the list of top 25 colleges for tailgaiting in 2016.
The Auburn Family
At Auburn, you aren't just another student or alumni, you become part of the Auburn Family. No matter where you came from and where you go, you'll always share this connection.
Running into Aubie around campus or at an event can be the highlight of your day. Our fun-loving mascot has won 9 Universal Cheerleaders Association mascot national titles (the most of any mascot) and has been inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame.
Aubie was the first inductee to the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2006.
George Petrie was an Auburn professor and founder of Auburn’s football team; he was the first Auburn faculty member to hold an earned PhD.
The Auburn Creed
Written by George Petrie in 1943, these eight stanzas embody the beliefs of Auburn men and women. The values
set forth in the Auburn Creed are what we strive to live accordingly every day.
Telegraph ticker tape reporting the news of Auburn’s away-game wins was originally used to roll power lines.
Rolling Toomer's Corner
The time-honored tradition of rolling the Auburn Oaks in Samford Park at Toomer’s Corner after a big victory is something you will always remember as an Auburn Tiger. You’ll find yourself in the company of friends, faculty, celebrities, the mayor, and families caught up in the spirit.
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